Queen Latifah delivers a fierce performance in "Bessie," the upcoming HBO biopic about blues legend Bessie Smith. The character is prone to sudden outbursts of violence — slapping and smacking and…
FX is developing a limited historical drama series with writer-director Dee Rees and Shondaland based on Isabel Wilkerson’s 2010 book “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great…
It was a night full of joy and reveling for the cast of HBO Films’ biopic “Bessie” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on Wednesday. The evening’s red carpet premiere marked the end of the…
DGA prexy Paris Barclay takes a backseat to no writer as he puts his profession's best foot forward.
Veteran indie producers Cassian Elwes and Robert Ogden Barnum have announced new financing shingle e2b Capital. Duo will serve as co-heads of the Los Angeles-based company, which is already at work…
NYU's Tisch School of the Arts has been sponsoring the Utah fest for two decades.
Crowdfunders may finally reap fiscal rewards from a movie they help finance as equity versions of sites such as Kickstarter gear up to launch next year. But one hurdle remains: The process isn't…
On paper, Dee Rees felt her directorial debut "Pariah," which tells the story of an African-American teenager coming to terms with her homosexuality, was a can't-miss investment.
ICM Partners is beefing up its film lit ranks, naming Cinetic Media's Bart Walker as a partner in the percentery.
Focus Features emerged the big winner at the 2011 Gotham Independent Film Awards, with its pic "Beginners" scoring two kudos, including a shared trophy for top feature, and drama "Pariah" nabbing one.
When Denzel Washington and Halle Berry made history by winning the top two acting honors in 2002 for their respective turns in "Training Day" and "Monster's Ball," it appeared that the floodgates had…